DevOps: an Unknown Future for Testers? Or an Opportunity?

At bol.com, the largest online retailer in the Netherlands, we have spent lots of effort on creating faster feedback cycles. With the ambitious goal to release multiple times per day in mind, we’ve upended our organisational structure, to give teams maximum autonomy in their road to production. We’ve built shared, internally open-sourced frameworks to reduce the time needed to bootstrap new services. All of this necessary to scale up to 60 teams, each of which have the operational responsibility for their own applications. We’ve created pipelines to spin up environments, for fast, isolated, autonomous testing.

With DevOps seemingly down to a tee, what happens to the role of the tester? That is the question we would like to explore during our interactive talk, based on our experiences at bol.com and the experiences of the audience.

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      Joost van Wollingen - Consultant , Xebia, Netherlands

      Joost started his career at bol.com, which gave him the opportunity to learn and grow at one of the leading companies in Agile and DevOps in the Netherlands. Coming up through the ranks he has been a test engineer, multidisciplinary team member, scrum master, team lead & test architect. Currently he is a consultant with Xebia, helping clients with all sorts of testing and quality challenges.

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      Ivo de Bruijn - bol.com Netherlands

       As a software test engineer at bol.com I’m continuously trying to improve the way we deliver and run high quality software in production. I have around 9 years of experience in testing mostly in agile teams. Currently I’m working on a few different projects, front end and back end applications build in Go and Java. I have a keen interest learning about using or creating new tools which can help me in my day-to-day work

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